Eagle’s Nest Camp is nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, surrounded by lush rhododendron and towering pines. Our 180-acre river valley campus serves as home to a diverse community of campers from across the country and the world. Since 1927, Eagle’s Nest campers have been inspired by mountain views, cooled by midday creek hikes, and ushered to sleep by a symphony of cicadas.
At Eagle’s Nest, boys and girls are encouraged to live and grow simply, rooted by intentional experiences and connection to community. We place emphasis on developing the Whole Child in a compassionate, encouraging environment filled with activities that promote self-expression, personal growth, skill building and fun. Eagle’s Nest provides campers the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the core values of nature, friendship, and joyful living. At Eagle’s Nest, children form meaningful friendships and learn what it means to truly belong.
We believe that engaging campers in a nurturing, inclusive environment provides opportunities for significant personal growth and allows them to be their best selves. By bringing together a diverse group of people, we are able to empower campers to open their eyes, hearts and minds. In addition to the broad camp community, each camper is a part of three smaller intentional communities: their table family, tribe, and cabin group.
One of the things that makes Eagle’s Nest unique is that our program evolves as campers grow. Campers can begin attending camp as soon as they have finished Kindergarten and can continue to mature through our program until the summer after they’ve graduated from high school. At our residential camp, we offer a progression of programs that allow campers to grow at each developmental stage. Through Camp, Added Adventures, Hante Adventures, and The Outdoor Academy, young people can essentially “grow up” at Eagle’s Nest.